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Atlanta police arrest 2 accused of identity theft

9:06 PM, Aug 13, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA - Atlanta police have arrested two women they say were involved in a brazen plot to collect personal information from police and fire department personnel without authorization.

Police say Cintia Ximena Pedone-Allou and Dawnetta Patrice Underwood were arrested Friday and face identity theft and racketeering charges.

Police say the women went to police precincts and fire stations pretending to be working for an insurance company. Authorities say they told employees the city was changing its insurance options and got some officers and supervisors to fill out application packets that included personal information on the employees and their families.

One lieutenant questioned them when their procedures seemed inconsistent with city policy.

Police say they have recovered 39 fraudulent application packets from the women.

It wasn't immediately known whether the two have attorneys.

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